Moore’s Regiment of Militia also known as the 9th New Hampshire Militia Regiment was called up at Lyndeborough, New Hampshire on September 29, 1777 as reinforcements for the Continental Army during the Saratoga Campaign. The regiment marched quickly to join the gathering forces of Gen. Horatio Gates as he faced British Gen. John Burgoyne in northern New York. The regiment served in Gen. William Whipple’s brigade of New Hampshire militia. With the surrendered of Burgoyne’s Army on October 17 the regiment was disbanded on October 27, 1777. Gen. John Stark gave to the regiment a Brass 4 pounder cannon captured at the Battle of Bennington.
Before the American Revolutionary War the 9th had been commanded by Col. John Goffe who had led the New Hampshire Provincial Regiment during the French and Indian War.